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Worker Falls To Death At Queens Building Under Construction

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A worker fell to his death from a scaffold at a construction site in Queens, officials said.

Diego Lliguicota, 32, fell from a scaffold at 9:30 a.m. Saturday as he was trying to remove a ladder on the sixth floor of a building on Court Square, authorities said.

Lliguicota was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The deadly accident was the second involving a construction worker in New York City in four days.

A worker was killed on Wednesday and a second worker was injured when the elevator they were in fell several floors at a building being renovated in the Bronx.

That building, most recognized for the "iHeartRadio" sign on the roof, is currently under construction to be a school.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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